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"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Sunday, March 08, 2009

i blame the flu.

why haven't i posted friday's favorites?
why haven't i posted in response to sara's generous m-of-the-y tag?
why haven't i posted about gray's 7-month update?


my kids have had it since last thursday. as in, more than a week ago. they are pretty much better, i think.


i'm in the throes.

it's intensely irritating because i'll feel a little bit like i can do something, and then all of a sudden i feel like i've been run over by a truck. it started thursday evening with major congestion and sneezing. i thought i had allergies. by friday, i had the all-out 102 fever, achiness and even shooting pains in my hips and legs. yesterday was a little better, but still not good. i slept like crud last night.

today, i have mild nausea, a headache and i'm! like, just, all the time. HOT. sweaty pits hot. so, so, so, so, so annoying. the only thing more annoying than the sweating is the one symptom i've had the whole time: a forever-constant-neverending-until eternity ends and begins again DRIPPING NOSE. as in, uninvited snot drippage all...the...time. ugh. an unwelcome side effect to the dripping of the nose for four days is flaming, burning, red, raw maddening raw (yes, that's double raw) under-nose skin. no tissue is soft enough. i've resorted to tea towels. or my sleeve.

i'm so behind on school, on work, on house cleaning, on working out, on my diet. i think the 5.5 pounds i lost last week had something to do with not eating much while i watched sick kids. also, not drinking as many cokes as usual, which led to water-weight-loss. i'm fully anticipating a significant gain when i weigh in tomorrow. i was already behind on everything due to some sickness a couple weeks ago. then the kids got the flu. now i have the flu. this is like three weeks we're talking about here.

boo to the flu. i'm annoyed.

1 comment:

marme said...

I'm feeling your pain.

I don't know how you are handling it taking care of babies!

Wish I felt like taking care of them.